A NEW route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Venice has been revealed by easyJet.

The new service to Venice becomes easyJet’s 29th route from the airport that it has been flying from for nearly 20 years.

On sale from today (Tuesday) this addition of one of Europe’s most popular tourist and business destinations will provide added choice for both leisure and business travellers across the Liverpool City Region.

EasyJet is expected to fly 30,000 passengers a year to and from the airport operating twice a week on Tuesday and Saturdays.

Flight fares will start from £31.99.

Ali Gayward country manager at easyJet said: “We’re delighted to be adding Venice to easyJet’s destinations from Liverpool.

"It allows us to further enhance our range of leisure and business destinations from the airport.

“Being one of the most romantic and magical places in the world, Venice often tops peoples list of places to visit at least once in their life.

"It’s also a strong European economic hub and we expect to see plenty of support from the business community on the route.

“This announcement highlights our commitment to providing affordable year round routes to from Liverpool but will also benefit inbound tourism to the city.

The new route is bookable via the easyJet app and website with the first flights taking off on October 31.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s air service development director Paul Winfield told the Globe: “This latest commitment by easyJet to Liverpool is great news for the Airport and for the City Region.

"Venice is another new destination to add to the growing list of popular European cities that passengers from across the North West can fly to from Liverpool – the fastest, easiest and friendliest airport in the North West.”